You know the feeling when you walk into a grocery store and every brand you see is locally made, artisan and showcases the best of the region? Yeah… neither do we. But as of this week, we will! Move aside “supermarkets”, there’s a new food haven on the block.
Meet Wallington’s Local Pantry, the Bellarine’s newest and coolest grocer that stocks – you guessed it – entirely local produce all under one roof. The aisles are stacked and baskets are full of fresh fruit and vegetables, spices, sauces, kitchen staples and so much more.
Located fifteen minutes from the heart of Geelong, the new venture is launched by the well-known landscape and gardening supplier Wallington WRG. The crew, headed up by Heath and Rory, have been servicing Geelong for years now with an unrivalled passion for the community. And when COVID-19 hit, that passion alchemised into action.
“2020 has been a challenging year, but as a bigger business in the community, we felt it was our responsibility to help and support the smaller producers who would not have the resources that Wallington’s WRG does.”
So with a lot of hard work and a big team effort, Wallington’s Local Pantry was born. The agenda? Support local makers by getting their products accessible to the wider public, and service the community with a beautiful space to discover delicious products. It’s a win for makers and a win for shoppers.
Familiar faces like the Bellarine Brownie Company, Otway Pasta Company, Eddy’s Fresh Fruit and Veg and East Geelong Butchers all line the shelves, while a few newbies make a star appearance. We hear coffee beans from 131 Coffee Roasters and spices from Wwhat Sprinkle to Season are especially tasty.
Whether it’s time for your weekly shop, or you just fancy a peruse through the region’s finest produce, there’s no better place to be than Wallington’s Local Pantry.
WHAT: Wallington’s Local Pantry
WHERE: 370 Grubbs Road, Wallington
WHEN: Open now
MORE INFO: Wallington’s Local Pantry